The "We Hate Women" Congress

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The T.E.A. Party roled across America with a pledge to make all legislation based on the Constitution. Little did we understand that was the original Constitution before any amendments, especially the XIX, which has been with us less than 100 years (August 18, 1920).

It might seem hyperbolic to say that the TEA Party has declared a war on women. Just take a look at the top 10 shocking, crazy things Republicans have proposed in recent weeks. I wish I could say these were the only examples of the Republican war on women. But it's just a sampling, and more is sure to come

Top 10 Shocking Attacks from the GOP War on Women
1) Republicans not only want to reduce women's access to abortion care, they're actually trying to redefine rape. (H.R. 3) After a major backlash, they promised to stop. But they haven't. "'Forcible Rape' Language Remains In Bill To Restrict Abortion Funding," The Huffington Post, February 9, 2011 and "Extreme Abortion Coverage Ban Introduced," Center for American Progress, January 20, 2011

2) In Congress, Republicans have proposed a bill (H.R. 358) that would let hospitals allow a woman to die rather than perform an abortion necessary to save her life. "New GOP Bill Would Allow Hospitals To Let Women Die Instead Of Having An Abortion," Talking Points Memo, February 4, 2011

3) In South Dakota, Republicans proposed a bill that could make it legal to murder a doctor who provides abortion care. (Yep, for real.) "South Dakota bill would legalize killing abortion doctors," Salon, February 15, 2011

4) Republicans want to cut nearly a billion dollars of food and other aid to low-income pregnant women, mothers, babies, and kids. "House GOP Proposes Cuts to Scores of Sacred Cows," National Journal, February 9, 2011

5) A state legislator in Georgia wants to change the legal term for victims of rape, stalking, and domestic violence to "accuser." But victims of other less gendered crimes, like burglary, would remain "victims." "Georgia State Lawmaker Seeks To Redefine Rape Victims As 'Accusers,'" The Huffington Post, February 4, 2011

6) Maryland Republicans ended all county money for a low-income kids' preschool program. Why? No need, they said. Women should really be home with the kids, not out working. "Republican Officials Cut Head Start Funding, Saying Women Should be Married and Home with Kids," Think Progress, February 16, 2011

7) And at the federal level, Republicans want to cut that same program, Head Start, by $1 billion. That means over 200,000 kids could lose their spots in preschool. "Bye Bye, Big Bird. Hello, E. Coli," The New Republic, Feburary 12, 2011

8) Two-thirds of the elderly poor are women, and Republicans are taking aim at them too. A spending bill would cut funding for employment services, meals, and housing for senior citizens. "House GOP spending cuts will devastate women, families and economy," The Hill, February 16, 2011

9) Congress voted yesterday on a Republican amendment to cut all federal funding from Planned Parenthood health centers, one of the most trusted providers of basic health care and family planning in our country. "House passes measure stripping Planned Parenthood funding," MSNBC, February 18,2011 and "GOP Spending Plan: X-ing Out Title X Family Planning Funds," Wall Street Journal, February 9, 2011

10) And if that wasn't enough, Republicans are pushing to eliminate all funds for the only federal family planning program. (For humans. But Republican Dan Burton has a bill to provide contraception for wild horses. You can't make this stuff up). "Birth Control for Horses, Not for Women," Blog for Choice, February 17, 2011

Related Issues: "Let Girls and Women Die" bills

Where are the Gordon Hintz in Congress?